Category: Labeling

Labeling Livestock Products

A well designed label that meets labeling regulations. By Diane Schivera, M.A.T. Labeling of meat and poultry products, including eggs, does not have to be difficult if you follow the directions and the process carefully. Always start with a mock-up of your label for the submittal process. Don’t have it printed until it has been approved. Approval can

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The Value of MOFGA Certification

The offices of MOFGA Certification Services LLC are now at 38 School Street in Unity Village. Photo by Chris Grigsby By Chris Grigsby, Director, MOFGA Certification Services LLC As many know, MOFGA has been certifying organic operations for decades. We are proud to have been one of the first in the nation and well ahead

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Schravesande Gardei Editorial

Toki Oshima drawing By Jaco Schravesande-Gardei MOFGA Certification Services LLC Organic, natural, sustainable, local, responsibly grown … When shopping at farmers’ markets or grocery stores, consumers face a barrage of enticing labels. What do they mean … if anything? Only the term “organic” has specific, legal, federal standards that farmers must follow and relates to

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Meat Labels

by Diane Schivera, M.A.T. Consumers are often confused by an array of labels when purchasing meat and other livestock products. Here are the legal definitions for meat labels. Naturally Raised Meats This label does not cover other livestock products such as milk or cheese. This is important to know, since no regulations govern how animals

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King Cotton and Wal Mart

The High-Stakes Quest to Define Sustainability by Alex Owre Last year Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott invited media frenzy by announcing his plan to move the company in a more environmentally friendly direction. Was this “greenwash,” a crafty bid to deflect attention from Wal-Mart’s labor and other problems – or was it a glimpse of true,

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